The Battle of Tigranocerta (Armenian: Տիգրանակերտի ճակատամարտը, Tigranakerti tchakatamartə) was fought on October 6, 69 BC between the forces of the Roman Republic and the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great. The Roman force was led by Consul Lucius Licinius Lucullus, and Tigranes was defeated. His capital city of Tigranocerta was lost to Rome as a result.
- Adrian N.. Sherwin-White, "Lucullus, Pompey, and the East". In J. A. Crook; Andrew Lintott; Elizabeth Rawson. The Cambridge Ancient History Volume 9: The Last Age of the Roman Republic, 146-43 BC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1994, p. 241